A surgical termination with sedation
I went to marie stopes Bristol this morning where I was convinced I wanted to have the surgery without any anaesthetic at all. After my scan I had a chat with the nurse who informed me that having no anaesthetic I will be in a lot of pain and once the procedure has begun without any anaesthetic I can't change my mind and have some drugs to help the pain. So after a lot of umming and arring I decided that the sedation would be best for me due to the fact I've never been put to sleep before so the thought of general anaesthetic scared me a bit.
I went down to the waiting room after making my decision then after about a 15 minute wait I was called into the surgery room, they put the sedation needle into my arm, I felt a tingly sensation through my head then from that point onwards I remember nothing, apart from feeling pain twice for a few seconds that is all and before I knew it I was up and walking to the recovery room. I felt slightly sick and unwell at first, but the really nice helpful nurses made me feel calm and gave me a tablet to help the sickness, and some painkillers to help with the slight cramping pain. I was also offered fruit, drinks and biscuits.
The nurses made my experience as okay as it could have been and within about 30 minutes I was out and on my way home feeling fine.
Of course I was upset and distressed about the situation due to the fact that I never wanted to put myself in such a hard decision but I believe I've done what's right for me at such a young age and marie stopes really helped me through such a hard time.